The Original Free Tour of London

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 22, 2022

We work with superb local guides in some of the world’s best cities to bring you incredible walking tours, pub crawls and other unmissable experiences! The local expert guides perform the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, requiring them to provide nothing but the best tour every time, and ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

No other tour covers so many major London landmarks! Have your cameras at the ready as we walk past Westminster Abbey and the Big Ben, and see where the Queen and Prince Charles live as we stroll past Buckingham and St. James’s Palaces. On this 3-hour free walking tour you'll tick off many of London's must-see sites.
 Your London Free Tour starts in front of the Apple Store in Covent Garden and finishes by Westminster Abbey.

 Around every corner is another piece of royal history on this free London walking tour!

Your expert local guide will take you to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (some tours will even see the changing of the guard!), and you’ll walk past St James’s Palace, where Princes William and Harry grew up and Prince Charles still lives. You’ll also see Westminster Abbey, where the Queen was crowned, Princess Diana was farewelled, and Kate and William were married. However, it’s not only the current royals who feature on this London walking tour – you’ll also hear about other kings and queens who left their mark on Great Britain.
 Of course though, it’s not just the royals who helped to shape London,

the UK and indeed, the world. Your guide will tell you about Winston Churchill as you walk past the Churchill War Rooms, talk about Guy Fawkes as you stroll past the Houses of Parliament, and tell you about Admiral Nelson as you visit the Nelson Column on Trafalgar Square. With other must-see sites like Covent Garden, Horse Guards Parade and of course, the Big Ben, this London gratuity-based free walking tour shows you many of London's major landmarks.

Tour Highlights:

  • The Free Tour starts in front of the Apple Store in Covent Garden 
  • See the homes of the Queen and Prince Charles, Buckingham and St James’s Palaces respectively
  • Visit the stunning Westminster Abbey, site of royal coronations, weddings and funerals
  • Learn about Guy Fawkes and his attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament
  • Look up at the iconic Big Ben
  • See Nelson’s Column on Trafalgar Square
  • Hear about Winston Churchill outside the Churchill War Rooms
  • Stroll down the famous Horse Guards Parade.

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  • Meeting point:
    No. 1, 7 The Piazza, London WC2E 8HB, UK
    No. 1, 7 The Piazza, London WC2E 8HB, UK
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    We will be in front of the Apple Store in Covent Garden

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Kerstin 09 Oct 2022
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Travelled in group - Aug 2022

Make sure you do not get on a tour when the London Marathon or any other event is under way as the guide was not prepared for the closures and the tour was 1/3 just wa...

paulina 20 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

Excelente Mario, su disposición y conocimiento! Súper!

Nieves 14 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Me faltó recomendaciones de sitios para comer o visitar

Sara 13 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Genial el recorrido y todos los detalles y anécdotas que nos han contado. Ha sido uno de los tours más largos que he hecho y se me pasó volando, estuvimos muy entreten...

Noelia 13 Sep 2022
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Travelled in family - Aug 2022

La visita estuvo muy bien!!

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.